Framboise Noire
Dovetail Brewery

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Style:
Lambic - Fruit
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 1.87%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Dovetail Brewery
 
Illinois, United States
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Notes: Dovetail Framboise Noire 2020 is a 100% spontaneously fermented beer aged on Wisconsin-grown black raspberries. This batch is extremely limited as we did not expect to receive black raspberries last year. Hurray for surprises!
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darktronica from Indiana

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting stuff, this. Deep violet with a nice effervescence on the pour. Very aromatic, but easy to tell it's going for more of a traditional lambic, rather than an American wild; as such, the brett funk is quite prominent, with the fruit being not particularly tart nor sour. It simply adds a bit of raspberry sweetness to balance the bugs. Raspberry, blackberry, black cherry and light vanilla highlights. It rewards patience if you let it warm a bit.

Jul 28, 2020
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep purple crimson tone, ample pink foam that settles to a broken skim.

Aroma is fruity, vinous, and Brett forward. Some seedy, leafy notes behind the fruit. Initially some lactic, yogurty funk that segues into Bretty horseblanket later on, with rich vinous berries woven throughout. Brett takes over the fruit to some degree.

Taste is really nice, rich dark fruit notes from the black raspberries plus equal amounts of horsey Brett funk. Lightly acidic and mildly bitter, with a dry finish and lingering oak & Brett aftertaste. Vinous and medium bodied like a nice natty red. Soft carbonation and nice body, though it gets slightly thin in the finish. Quenching and satisfying. Really nice stuff.

Jul 15, 2020
Framboise Noire from Dovetail Brewery
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 4 ratings